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					Babysitting Contract
Responsibilities:
• Leave child(ren) in babysitting upon own discretion and satisfaction
with the babysitter and provided babysitting services. Pending due and
reasonable care by the babysitter, nor the host venue are
responsible for any injury to the child(ren) or any damage to
child(ren)’s or parent’s personal property.
• Notify babysitter of child(ren)’s allergies or any other medical
conditions or concerns.



• Provide babysitter with food for child(ren).
• Timely payment of babysitting charges by the end of the assignment.
Contact Numbers




Charges per Family:
• $ _________ per child per hour ( $ _.__ x __= $ _.__)
• 1 child = $40.00 per child for the entire weekend.
• Every additional child after the first = $15.00 for full weekend.
• Charges are non-negotiable.
• Payment must be made to the _____________________ by the end of
the assignment.

• The babysitter will provide some safe games, arts & crafts, books, and
toys which are t o remain the babysitter’s property but can be utilized by
the babysitter to entertain the child(ren).

I ______________________________ agree to the above terms and
conditions regarding my responsibilities and the charges for utilizing
______________________’s babysitting services.


______________________________            _____________________
     (signature)                                (date)
                                         This information sheet must be filled out and left with the sitter.
Babysitters preparation for a job
Take the babysitting responsibility               Family Profile and Care information
                                          Family name and Home Number         Mother work number
seriously. Responsible babysitters        Address                             Mother cell number
prepare for all babysitting jobs. Get                                         Father work number
                                                                              Father cell number
directions to the job location and        Incase of Emergencies Call
make arrangements to get to the           Closest neighbor/ relative
location and return home from the         Name
                                          Number
babysitting job. Don't assume your        Address
employer will take you home. Be           Parents can be reached at:          Name of Location
                                          Name of Location                    Number
sure to ask them before they leave        Number
the house. If you are walking home,       What the babysitter needs to know:
especially after dark, ask an adult or    Child Profile                       Child Profile

parent to walk you home.                  Name                                Name

Arrive at the home early, this time       Allergies                           Allergies

may be used to meet the children,         Bedtime                             Bedtime
tour the house, receive instructions      Snacks                              Snacks
and house safety rules. Having            Medications                         Medications
visitors while babysitting is a bad       Medical conditions                  Medical conditions
policy. Babysitters should always get
                                          Friends                             Friends
approval if they would like to have a
                                          Phone/ Computer                     Phone/ Computer
visitor of the same sex. Babysitters
should never have visitors of the         Rules                               Rules

opposite sex.
                                          Phone Messages                      Phone Messages
                                                    Brainstorm with a partner to fill in the first
                                                    two columns of the KWL chart. You will be
     First Aid                                      returning to fill in the last column at the
                                                    end of the unit.
Be sure to tell Parents of all of the
                                                    Know           Want to learn   Learned
treatment that their child received
 while they were gone.

In an emergency call 911.

Learn CPR. Knowledge of CPR
during an emergency could be needed.
In case of accident or illness, don't try to be a
doctor or nurse except for minor cuts and
bruises. If a minor problem arises call the
parents for instructions. If they cannot be
reached, call any alternate persons or your own
parents. If unable to contact an adult go to a
neighbor for help.

For minor cuts, stop bleeding by applying gentle
pressure with a clean cloth. Wash the wound
and apply a bandage. Notify the parents about
all injuries unless they instructed otherwise.

If the child swallows something poisonous, call
911. Have the container ready so you can read
it to the operator on the phone.
Put cool water on a burn, this slows skin
damage. Do not use ointments, lotions or butter.
If the skin is already blistered, dead white,
brown, or charred, you need emergency help.
Call 911
What to do after the parents leave:                            PLAYDOUGH
                                                               Kool-Aid Playdough:
Lock the front door after the parents leave.                   12 sm. pkg. unsweetened Kool-Aid
                                                               2 1/2 c. flour
If it is evening, turn on the porch/outside light.             1/2 c. salt
                                                               3 tbsp. oil
Do another walk through to make sure all the doors and         1 tbsp. alum
windows are locked from the inside.                            Cooked Playdough:
                                                               1 c. water
Be prepared for an emergency. Leave the information you        1 c. flour
                                                               1/2 c. salt
received from their parents near the phone or in your          2 tbsp. cream of tartar
pocket if you have a cell phone.                               1 tbsp. oil
                                                               food coloring, if desired
Make a schedule for the time you will be with them based       Kool-Aid Playdough: Dissolve Kool-Aid in boiling water. Add other
upon the answers the parents gave you. Example: 5:00           ingredients and mix together. Mixture should congeal but not be sticky.
dinner 5:45 bath time 6:15 bedtime                             Store in airtight container.

Never give the children any medicine or food unless            MICROWAVE PLAYDOUGH
                                                               2 c. flour
instructed to do so by the parents.                            4 tbsp. cream of tartar
                                                               4 tbsp. vegetable oil
Remember that your job is to care for the children. Tender,    1 c. salt
loving care usually quiets an unhappy child.                   2 c. water
                                                               1/4 to 1/2 tsp. food coloring, optional
If the children are asleep, check on them about every 15       Mix all of the dry ingredients in an 8 cup measure or a 2 quart
minutes.                                                       casserole. If using the food coloring, add it to the water. Stir the water
                                                               and the oil into the dry ingredients stirring until smooth.
If the children are up, know their location at all times and   Cook on high for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring well, (break up lumps), every 2
never leave them alone too long.                               minutes, until the playdough clings to the spoon and is no longer sticky.
                                                               When it is cooked enough, it will be pliable and soft, but not sticky.
If for any reason, you must leave the house, TAKE THE          Turn out onto a plate and cool for a few minutes. Knead it for a minute
                                                               or two until it is smooth. Store it in a tightly covered plastic container.
CHILDREN WITH YOU!                                             Refrigeration is not necessary.
DO NOT open the door for anyone unless you personally
know the person.
Always call your parents or the kid's parents if there are
any problems or questions.
If someone insists on coming in, and you do not recognize
them through the peephole, or if you suspect a prowler,
CALL THE POLICE AT 911.
                                                                                          Keeping Children Safe
       Play dough Recipes                                                                 Please Identify the 10 safety Hazards
   Giving children something to play with that expands the imagination as well as         that have been corrected in this
working on their fine motor skills is esential for their development. Playdough is
an exceptional idea, because it works multiple skills.                                    typical family home.
It is also easy and fun to make.

Several different versions follow.

NO - COOK PLAYDOUGH
1 c. white flour
1/2 c. salt
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. alum
Food coloring, be creative
1/2 c. water
Mix first 4 ingredients well. Add food coloring to water. Gradually add small
amounts of water until mixture is consistency of bread dough. Store in airtight
container or plastic bag to last a long time.
COOKED PLAYDOUGH
1 c. flour
1/2 c. salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 c. water
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. food coloring                                                                       1.
Combine 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt and 2 teaspoons cream of tartar in a large
saucepan. Gradually stir in 1 cup water mixed with 2 tablespoons oil and 1 teaspoon        2.
food coloring. Cook over medium to high heat, stirring constantly until a ball forms.
Remove from heat, cool and knead until smooth on wax paper. Store in an airtight           3.
container. Children will enjoy playing with the playdough!
PLAYDOUGH (COOKED)                                                                         4.
1 c. white flour
1/4 c. salt                                                                                5.
2 tbsp. cream of tartar
1 c. water                                                                                 6.
2 tsp. food coloring
1 tbsp. oil                                                                                7.
Mix flour, salt and cream of tartar in a medium-size saucepan. In a separate bowl
mix the water, oil, and food coloring. Mix into dry ingredients and stir over medium       8.
heat for 3-5 minutes until it forms a ball in the center of the pan. Turn it out onto a
lightly floured surface and knead until it no longer sticks to your fingers. Store in a    9.
Zip-Loc bag.
                                                                                           10.
Energy Mix
1/4 c. (50 ml) peanuts
1/4 c. (50 ml) raisins
1/4 c. (50 ml) sunflower seeds
1/4 c. (50 ml) dried fruit
Mix equal parts of peanuts, raisins, sunflower seeds, sesame
seeds, and dried fruit. Put energy mix in a serving bowl.

Everyday Coffee Cake
1 1/2 cups of buttermilk biscuit mix
1 cups sugar
½ cup milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons cooking oil1/3 cup buttermilk biscuit mix
1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 table spoon butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
In mixing bowl stir together biscuit mix and sugar. Add milk,
egg, and oil. Beat by hand, mixing well. Pour into greased 8
inch round glass dish. Blend biscuit mix, brown sugar, butter,
and cinnamon until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter and sprinkle
with or without nuts. Microwave on High 5 to 7 minutes,
rotating dish., turn after 3 minutes. Cool fifteen minutes.

Other Recipies.
Broccoli With Cheese Sauce                                                          The Stranger/Danger Myth
For ½ Bunch Broccoli:
 Wash and Remove Heavy Ends of Stock. Split the Stalks and
                                                                                   From “Child Lure Prevention”
Place Tender Florets Toward Center of a 1½-quart (10 X 6 X 1~ 3/4                      www.childlures.org
Inch) Baking Dish. Add about a Tablespoon of Water or Margarine.
Cover Dish with Plastic Wrap but Turn Back One Corner of the                             Child abduction always seems to be in the news,
Wrap to Allow Steam to Escape. Cook 4 to 5 Minutes at High. Allow         sad to say. Ask your child to draw the face of a “stranger.”
to Stand Covered about 2 to 3 Minutes.                                    Chances are it will reveal a scary and menacing person. The
Cheese Sauce:                                                             truth is the most people who prey on children behave quite the
1 Tablespoon Margarine                                                    opposite, so kids do not see them as a threat. In the eyes of a
1 Tablespoon Flour                                                        child, a complete stranger who strikes up a friendly conversation
1/8 Teaspoon Salt½ Cup Milk                                               quickly becomes someone that child “knows.”
2 Tablespoons Grated Cheese                                               Keep in mind also that most children are abused by someone
Melt Margarine in a One—quart Glass Casserole or a One—quart              they really do know – a family friend, neighbor, relative, coach, or
Glass Measurer. Add the Flour And salt. Stir and Cook with                babysitter, for example. Telling children, “Don’t talk to
Microwave on High about 10 to 20 Seconds, or until Mixture Is             strangers” is not only ineffective, it actually puts them at greater
Bubbly. Stir in Milk. (You Can Leave a Wooden Spoon in the Dish.)         risk. Instead, youngsters should know how to recognize the
Cook on High for about 1½ to 2 Minutes. Stir Every 30 Seconds.            specific Lures used by predators, as well as how to follow their
Add the Cheese and Cook about 30 Seconds Longer. If the Sauce             instincts about people and situations. Armed with these tools,
Gets Lumpy, You Can Use a Wire Whisk to Whip it Smooth. Cover             children are better able to protect themselves from violent
loosely with Waxed Paper. Cook on High 10 Minutes or till Chicken         crimes.
Is Tender, Giving The Dish a Half-turn.                                   The Lures While numerically and creatively infinite, the lures
                                                                          used on children and even adults generally fall into the following
Trail Mix                                                                 seventeen categories:
8 oz. (224 g) nuts such as peanuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans, or          1. Affection    7. Emergency                  13. Threats & Weapons
others8 oz. (224 g) dried fruits such as raisins, cranberries, apples,
apricots, dates, figs, or others                                          2. Pet          8. Fun & Games                14. Pornography
Trail mix can consist of almost anything.                                 3. Assistance   9. Hero                       15. Computer/Online
Mix equal parts of your favorite nuts and dried fruits in a large bowl.
Add coconut and dried pineapple for a tropical blend. Store in a zip      4. Authority    10. Job                       16. Drugs
bag or a container with a tight-fitting cover.                            5. Bribery      11. Name Recognition          17. Hate & Violence

Cereal Mix                                                                6. Ego/Fame     12. Playmate/Companion
8 oz. (224 g) dry cereal such as Cheerios~ or Chex®8 oz. (224 g)
peanuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts, or pecans                             These lures are used both individually and in various
Mix the dried cereal and nuts together. Store in a zip bag or a           combinations. For example, a predator might approach a child,
container with a tight-fitting cover.                                     pretend to be with the fire department (AUTHORITY LURE),
                                                                          claim that the child’s house is on fire (EMERGENCY LURE), and
                                                                          tell the child to come quickly.
We are going to practice recognizing the lures, read the
   following scenarios. Identify the lure and then explain                        Microwave Mac & Cheese
   what the response should be.                                                   8 oz. (224 g) macaroni
                                                                                  2 T. (30 ml) butter or margarine
1.   Valerie has met a boy on-line who wants to meet her                          8 oz. (224 g) Cheddar cheese, shredded
     in person. What should Valerie do?                                           8 oz. (224 g) processed cheese, cut into cubes
                                                                                  1 c. (250 ml) sour cream
                                                                                  Salt and pepper, if desired
                                                                                  Cook the macaroni in a large pot on the range top until soft.
2.   Maria is sleeping over at her best friend’s house.                           Drain and set aside. Choose a microwave-safe dish. Place
     During the night, she awakens to find her friend’s                           the butter in the dish and microwave until melted. Add the
     father kissing her.                                                          macaroni, cheeses, and sour cream, stirring until well mixed.
                                                                                  Microwave for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring the mixture
                                                                                  occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve
                                                                                  immediately.
3. Jason is at the playground with some friends. A woman
                                                                                  Quick Mix-Ins Add some extra vitamins and minerals to your
     runs up to him, says that his grandmother was just                           macaroni and cheese by adding broccoli, cauliflower, or peas.
     taken to the hospital, and tells him to come quickly.
                                                                                  Apple Crisp
                                                                                  6 Cups Peeled, Cored and Sliced Cooking Apples
4. Shawna overhears a classmate bragging that he’s got a                          1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice, Optional Topping
                                                                                  6 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine
    gun in his locker. What should Shawna do?
                                                                                  3/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
                                                                                  3/4 Cup Quick-cooking Oats
                                                                                  ½ Cup Flour
                                                                                  1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
                                                                                  Place Apples in 8-inch Baking Dish. Sprinkle with Lemon
5. Carlos is invited over to his football coach’s house to                        Juice. Melt Butter in Small Mixing Bowl at High Power 1 to 1½
    watch a video of football plays. While Carlos is there,                       Minutes. Stir in Remaining Ingredients until Crumbly.
    the coach encourages him to drink beer and smoke                              Sprinkle over Apples Evenly; Press down 1ightly. Microwave
    pot. What should Carlos do?                                                   at High 8 Minutes. Rotate Dish ½ Turn.
                                                                                  6. Microwave 6 to 8 Minutes until Apples Are Tender. Serve
                                                                                  Warm, Cold, Plain, or Topped with Whipped Cream.
                                                                                  Variation: For Cherry Crisp, Substitute 1 Can Cherry Pie
6. Invent a scenario using at least 2 of the lures.                               Filling for Apples. Microwave at High 8 to 11 Minutes or until
                                                                                  Hot and Bubbly.
         Information from Child Lures. To learn more go to w ww.childlures.org.
                     Office on Youth & Human Services 520-9286
Rice Krispies Treats
1 ½ tbsp Butter
                                                                       World of Children’s Literature
½ package        Marshmallows (5 oz.)
3 cups           Rice Krispies                                    You will be writing a children’s book for a specific audience, preschoolers. Your
Spray rubber scrapper with PAM                                    book will need to be appropriate to a preschoolers learning level. Answer these
                                                                   questions before you start writing: Is my book creative? Will children find this
Melt butter and marshmallow in large glass mixing bowl in
                                                                      book interesting? Will parents want to read this book to their children?
microwave: 1 ½ to 2 minutes or until soft enough to stir into a
melted form with rubber scrapper. Spray bottom of glass pan                                                  Book: Author and
                                                                                                             Illustrator
with PAM Add in Rice Krispies to bowl gradually. Spread
Rice Krispies and marshmallows into glass pan. Firmly press
                                                                                 Summarize the book; at least one paragraph, at least 5
down, let stand 5 minutes. You can substitute any cereal or                      sentences and use the back or another piece of paper if
grain for the rice krispies.                                                     needed.


Easy Microwave Popcorn
1/4 c. popping corn
1 paper bag
stapler
Place popcorn in paper bag, fold over and staple closed,
                                                                                          What are two things a child would learn from this book?
Microwave for l minute thirty seconds.

Crispy Microwave Chicken
2 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine
3/4 Cup Fine Dry Seasoned Bread Crumbs
2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
                                                                                                                       Worth        Student         Teacher
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder1/8 Teaspoon Paprika                      Grading Rubric Categories
2 Whole Medium Chicken Breasts (About 1 1/2 Pounds
Total), Skinned, Honed, and Halved Lengthwise                       Neatness/ Presentation                             10
In a I -Cup Glass Measuring cup Butter, Uncovered. On High
                                                                    Creativity/Imagination                             15
For 45 Seconds or till Melted. In a Shallow Dish Combine
Bread Crumbs, Cheese, Garlic Powder. And Paprika. Brush             Title                                              5
the Meaty Side of Each Chicken Piece with Sonic of the
                                                                    Cover page, by line and illustrated by             10
Melted Butter or Margarine: Coat the Same Side with Some
of the Crumb Mixture. Place Chicken, Crumb Side Up, on a            Content                                            15
Microwave able Microwave-safe Dish. Sprinkle with the
                                                                    Characters                                         10
Remaining Crumbs and Drizzle with Remaining Butter or
margarine. Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes.                    Happy ending                                       5

                                                                    Age Appropriate                                    10

                                                                    Illustrations                                      10
Children’s Literature Planning Sheet

                                          Microwave Safety

                                       According to the U.S. Census, one-third of all school age
                                       children are “latch-key kids,” meaning they get home before a
Page 1             Page 2              parent does at least once a week.
                                       Many of these kids make their own after-school snack or
                                       even start dinner using a microwave. Since burns and spills
                                       are a common hazard associated with microwave use,
                                       parents need to make sure their child knows how to use the
                                       microwave safely.
                                       ����
                                       Put the microwave on a sturdy stand…one that’s low enough
                                       and within your child’s reach. If a child reaches too high, they
Page 3             Page 4              may pull a hot dish down on themselves.
                                       ����
                                       Teach your child how to read the controls on the microwave,
                                       such as the time, power level, start, and stop. If they can’t
                                       read them, they’re too young to operate a microwave by
                                       themselves.
                                       ����
                                       Keep microwave-safe containers within your child’s reach.
                                       ����
Page 5             Page 6              Always have your child use a potholder to remove food from
                                       the microwave. Keep potholders handy.
                                       ����
                                       Teach your child to stir heated food before tasting. This
                                       distributes the heat and avoids hot spots that can cause
                                       burns.
                                       ����
                                       Show your child how to open containers. For example, open
                                       popcorn so the steam escapes away from the face.
                                       ����
Page 7             Page 8              Until you’re positive your child has mastered the art of
                                       microwaving, provide supervision.
Name of Toy:                                                                                  Example                        Example

What can a Child learn from this   What are the potential hazards of
toy?                               this toy?
Does this toy encourage –          For what age is this toy                                                    Quality
oIndependent Play?                 appropriate? Why?                             Example                                                 Example
oCooperative Play?
oLonger attention span?
oHand-eye coordination?
oProblem solving?
                                                                         Quality                                                                 Quality




Name of Toy:                                                                                              Character’s Name


What can a Child learn from this   What are the potential hazards of
toy?                               this toy?
                                                                                  Example                                                Example
Does this toy encourage –          For what age is this toy
oIndependent Play?                 appropriate? Why?
oCooperative Play?                                                                          Example                        Example
oLonger attention span?
oHand-eye coordination?
oProblem solving?

                                                                                                            Quality
                                                                           Example                                                     Example
Name of Toy:

What can a Child learn from this   What are the potential hazards of
toy?                               this toy?
                                                                       Quality                                                             Quality
Does this toy encourage –          For what age is this toy
oIndependent Play?                 appropriate? Why?
oCooperative Play?
                                                                                                        Character’s Name
oLonger attention span?
oHand-eye coordination?
oProblem solving?
                                                                             Example                                                   Example
              World of Children’s Play
  Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious                     World of Children’s Play
learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really
          the work of childhood.” - Mr. (Fred) Rogers
                                                                       You are going to be supplied with a
    Use Chapter 9 in the Discovering Life Skills Book to complete       variety of children’s toys. Please
                             this chart.
Infant                                                  Age Range:    evaluate at least 5 using the chart on
Characteristics:
Milestones:           Level Of Play:          Other Needs:
                                                                      this and then next page. You will be


                      Age Appropriate Toys:                              given 5 minutes with each toy.

                                                                     Name of Toy:


                                                                      What can a Child learn from this   What are the potential hazards of

                                                                     toy?                               this toy?

                                                                      Does this toy encourage –          For what age is this toy
Toodlers                                                Age Range:    oIndependent Play?                 appropriate? Why?
Characteristics:                                                      oCooperative Play?
                      Level Of Play:          Other Needs:            oLonger attention span?
                     Age Appropriate Toys:                           oHand-eye coordination?
                                                                     oProblem solving?




                                                                     Name of Toy:

                                                                     What can a Child learn from this   What are the potential hazards of

                                                                      toy?                               this toy?

Preschoolers                                            Age Range:    Does this toy encourage –          For what age is this toy
Characteristics:                                                      oIndependent Play?                 appropriate? Why?
                                                                      oCooperative Play?
                      Level Of Play:          Other Needs:
                     Age Appropriate Toys:                           oLonger attention span?
                                                                     oHand-eye coordination?
                                                                     oProblem solving?
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